Jimmy Butler

Philly Sports Max’s Quick Hits: Jimmy Butler, New Look 76ers Thriving

The 76ers began the week with an 8-6 record and played four games this week to improve to 11-7, let’s take a look at some quick hits: Road Woes No More: Since starting 0-5 on the road, the 76ers have found a way to start winning games on the road. After getting their first road

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College Basketball

Thanksgiving Week College Basketball Tournament Previews

One of college basketball’s best traditions, the week of Thanksgiving features a boatload of great tournaments that gives fans a ton of opportunities to watch some quality early season basketball. With so many tournaments out there, I’ve picked out the five best and summarized the field and predicted a winner and tournament MVP for each.

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Temple Owls

Temple cruises in wire-to-wire win over Loyola

Fans flocked to the Liacouras Center on a frigid Friday night to watch their Temple Owls upend the Loyola (MD.) Greyhounds 81 to 67 in what proved to be a wire-to-wire victory for the Owls. The Owls were powered by their two high-scoring guards in Shizz Alston Jr. (18 points) and Quinton Rose (16 points),

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Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr: ‘We’re banged up physically and spiritually’

Draymond Green addressed the media for the first time yesterday since his verbal altercation with Kevin Durant on Monday at the end of regulation against the Clippers. Green served a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. Draymond Green addressed the KD situation for the first time: “We’re not going to crumble off an

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What We’ve Learned From Each Atlantic 10 Team Early In The Season

After nearly two weeks of Atlantic 10 basketball, enthusiasm is low on the potential for this conference. Three teams remain defeated and most teams have already suffered a bad loss on their tournament resume. Davidson, St. Joseph’s, and Saint Louis still look like potential NCAA Tournament teams, but the rest of the conference remains unpredictable.

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Nneka Ogwumike says it would be disrespectful to lower rims in the WNBA

Basketball fans who understand the level of talent that exists and has existed in the WNBA are at constant subtle war with those who simply don’t understand the appeal of the women’s game. More concentrated marketing and increased TV exposure are some of the more practical concepts discussed as ways to better emphasize the WNBA.

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Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges’ New NBA Life Looking Good

Mikal Bridges is not in college anymore. After four weeks of play in the NBA, Bridges, selected 10th overall in the draft, is competing with basketball artists and experts now. Entering the league with two college National Championships, Bridges has noticed the different level of play. One of the biggest differences is the depth of

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Markelle Fultz

Markelle Fultz and Drew Hanlen seem to have parted ways

It was an estimated 150,000 shots taken by Markelle Fultz while working with Drew Hanlen this summer. Fultz had been struggling with an injury to his shoulder, and as a result, a hitch and ‘yips’ to his jump shot, causing a shockwave around the NBA and the media surrounding. It was clear that Fultz needed

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Philly Sport Max’s Weekly Quick Hits: Welcome to Philly, Jimmy Butler

The 76ers began this week with a 6-5 record. Philadelphia played three games last week, and won two of three, improving to 8-6 on the young season. Let’s run through some quick hits for last week, and preview next week. Breaking down what we gave up in the Jimmy Butler deal: The Sixers sent Dario

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Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving on Celtics: “We’re not as good as we think we are”

The Boston Celtics are now 7-6 after a 100-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. It’s not the kind of start that many expected with Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving healthy, but so far the Celtics look extremely mortal and beatable. Via Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe: Kyrie: “We’re not as good

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